Orelsan, born Aurélien Cotentin on August 1, 1982, in Alençon, France, has risen to become one of the most influential and celebrated figures in the French music scene. He is a rapper, songwriter, and actor whose powerful lyrics and innovative style have captivated audiences and redefined the rap genre in France.
His journey in the music world began in the early 2000s when he formed the hip-hop collective “Casablanca Drivers” alongside fellow rapper Gringe and producer Skread. Together, they released mixtapes that gained some attention, setting the stage for Orelsan’s future success.
Orelsan’s breakthrough came in 2008 with the release of his debut album, “Perdu d’avance.” The album was met with critical acclaim and commercial success, earning him widespread recognition and a devoted fan base. Orelsan’s candid and often introspective lyrics struck a chord with listeners, addressing themes of love, youth, and social issues in a refreshingly honest manner.However, it was his controversial track “Sale pute” that drew both praise and criticism. The song sparked a heated debate about freedom of expression and misogyny in rap music, eventually leading to the cancellation of several of his concerts. Despite the controversy, Orelsan remained steadfast and continued to create music that pushed boundaries and challenged societal norms.
In 2011, Orelsan released his second album, “Le Chant des sirènes,” which further solidified his position as a major player in French rap. The album received widespread acclaim for its innovative production and mature storytelling, showcasing Orelsan’s evolution as an artist.
In addition to his music career, Orelsan has also dabbled in acting. He starred in the critically acclaimed French drama film “Comment c’est loin” in 2015, further demonstrating his creative versatility.
Throughout his career, Orelsan has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards, including multiple Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards). He has also collaborated with various artists across genres, expanding his artistic reach and leaving an indelible mark on the French music landscape.
- Real Name: Aurélien Cotentin
- Profession: Rapper, Producer, Actor
- Date of Birth: 1 August 1982
- Birthplace: Alençon, France
- Nationality: French
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Height: 5 feet 11 inch (182 cm)
- Weight: 65 kg (143.3 lbs)
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Brown
- Father: Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Brother: Clément Cotentin
- Sister: Not Known
- Spouse: Not Known
- Son: Not Known
- Daughter: Not Known